Cruise for credit hours! | A Tropical Caribbean Cruise CME & CE Experience

GI Update 2022

7 Night Tropical Caribbean Cruise | March 13-20, 2022

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Conference as low as $495

Cruise as low as $609

Registration Deadline
Discounted Advanced Registration expires December 5, 2021

Destinations
Ft. Lauderdale,  Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Amber Cove, DR, Key West, FL

Live Pharmacology CME at Sea | March 13-20, 2022

Set sail with us aboard Holland America's newest ship, Rotterdam from March 13-20, 2022.  This live CE, CME, CNE experience, GI Update 2022,  will provide 15 contact hours (1.5 CEU) of live AAFP/AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, ACPE, and pharmacology CE/ CME credit.

Tropical Caribbean Cruise CME:  The cruise departs from Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale and includes stops in the Half Moon Cay, Bahamas,  Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos, Amber Cove, DR, and Key West, FL. This live cruise is accredited for physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurses and nurse practitioners.  We feature small class sizes and clinical faculty from premier medical & pharmacy schools and live programs aboard the ship that occur during at sea sailings, so you don't miss out on excursions and ports of call.

This live CE / CME experience is accredited for MDs, PAs, Pharms, NPs and Nurses!

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Cruise Fees

All rates are per person based on double occupancy.

  • Interior Stateroom  (Category J, I, IO) $609-$629
  • Ocean View Stateroom (Category E – C) $859-$899
  • Verandah (Category VD – VA) $1109-$1199
  • Signature Suite (Category SS) $3259
  • Other categories subject to availability.
  • Port charges, taxes, fees $365.00

Refundable Deposit: $350 per person

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with University at Sea staff.

How to Book Your Cruise

Cruise Reservations Contact:
Continuing Education Inc/University at Sea: Click here or call 1-800-926-3775

Final payment due by December 5, 2021

All conferees, their families, and guests must book their cruise within the University at Sea® meeting group through University at Sea® at 800-926-3775 . This ensures our company can provide conference services and complimentary social amenities to all meeting participants and their guests. Conference attendees who book outside of this group will be charged a $300/cabin surcharge at time of registration.

Quick Facts

  • Cruise departs and returns to Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Passport required.
  • Refundable deposit of $350 per person is due at time of booking.
  • Rates listed below do not include port charges, government fees and taxes of $365.00
  • Travel insurance available for purchase; contact Continuing Education Inc/University at Sea. ULS recommends trip cancellation insurance.
  • Round-trip transfers are additional.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • Attendees who book outside of group will be charged $300/cabin surcharge at point of registration.

Conference Registration

Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Dentists
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $895
Regular Registration – $945

Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $695
Regular Fee – $745

Nurses, Residents, Students
*Discounted Advanced Registration – $495
Regular Fee – $545

*Discounted Advanced Registration Deadline: December 5, 2021

Registration Details

Conference registration includes workshop attendance, handouts and refreshments during the meetings and documentation of continuing education credit*.

Spouses, family and friends are welcome and do not need to register unless they attend the educational sessions. Special conference fees are available for non-professional accompanying persons who wish to attend one or more session (no special receipt, certification or credit issued).

Conference Credit

University Learning Systems ACPE Pharmacy CE

University Learning Systems is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. All programs are accredited for pharmacists.

  • Session 1: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-007-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 2: 2.5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-008-L01-P,  Activity: Application
  • Session 3: 5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-009-L01-P, Activity: Application
  • Session 4: 2.5 Contact Hours ACPE UAN 0741-0000-22-010-L01-P, Activity: Application

Physicians:

Application to the  American Academy of Family Physicians is planned. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.  When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Accreditation

Conference Policies

GI Topics : Peptic Ulcer Disease and Helicobacter Highlights, Inflammatory Bowel Disease:, Probiotics, C difficile Update., Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests and  Drug Induced Liver Injury  – (5hr)

Date: Tuesday, 3/15/2022

Breakfast on your own
Check-in: 7:45 AM
Educational Session: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Peptic Ulcer Disease and Helicobacter Highlights

  • Identify the importance of risk factors in the development of UGI bleeding.
  • Select the appropriate candidates for long term PPI therapy.
  • Review the non invasive ways of making a H pylori diagnosis.
  • Manage antibiotic therapy for Helicobacter 2022.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What You Need to Know

  • Distinguish Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  • Describe the workup of IBD.
  • Describe the various treatments for IBD.
  • Discuss the controversies surrounding IBD. Probiotics: Fulfilling the Promise? And C difficile Update.
  • Describe the proven GI uses of probiotics.
  • Recognize the difficulty in comparing strains, studies and results.
  • Define how to best diagnose and treat Cl difficile.
  • Recognize how fecal transplants may be the ultimate probiotic.
  • Identify future uses of probiotics.

Bootcamp for Elevated Liver Function Tests

  • Define Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH).
  • Recognize frequently encountered gallbladder and common duct dilemmas.
  • Identify the changing paradigm in Hemochromatosis evaluation.
  • Describe what a primary care provider should know about.

Hepatitis C.  Drug Induced Liver Injury 

  • Describe the various subtypes of DILI.
  • Describe the differential diagnosis of DILI.
  • Examine the risk factors for DILI deterioration.
  • Examine when a liver biopsy may help make the diagnosis.

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut.  Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Celiac Disease or Something Else?, Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea – (2.5 hr)  

Date: Tuesday, 3/15/2022

Lunch on your own
Check-in: 2:15 PM
Educational Session: 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Celiac Disease or Something Else?

  • Describe the  varied clinical manifestations of Celiac Disease (Sprue).
  • Define the workup of Celiac Disease especially when a patient is already on a self imposed gluten free diet.
  • Recognize the entity of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
  • Identify how the symptoms of Celiac Disease, Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and Irritable Bowel Syndrome may be IDENTICAL..

Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Diarrhea:

  • Identify the common sources of chronic diarrhea including: irritable bowel syndrome,   inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic insufficiency,  post cholecystectomy diarrhea,  sprue,  microscopic colitis.
  • Classify treatment options for chronic diarrhea.

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut.  Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Colon Cancer Prevention, Constipation Conundrums,  Dyspepsia/GERD/Barrett’s,  Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful Treatment, Diverticular Diseases  – (5hr)

Date: Friday, 3/18/2022

Breakfast on your own
Check-in: 7:45 AM
Educational Session: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Colon Cancer Prevention:

  • Discuss the best practices that lead to colon cancer prevention.
  • Review types of polyps and their consequences.
  • Review the pitfalls of colonoscopy screening.
  • Identify reasonable alternatives to colonoscopy.
  • Discuss ways to reduce the number of inappropriate colonoscopies.

Constipation Conundrums :

  • Become pro active when dealing with constipation.
  • Describe specialized, advanced testing for patients unresponsive to standard care.
  • List the sources of “Interval Cancer”.
  • Detect fecal overflow incontinence.

Dyspepsia/GERD/Barrett’s: 

  • Recognize the importance of “Alarm Symptoms” when evaluating upper GI issues.
  • Identify why PPIs may fail to treat GERD.
  • Distinguish GERD from Dyspepsia.
  • State the cancer risk associated with Barrett’s Esophagus.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Tools for Successful Treatment

  • Recognize the various manifestations of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
  • Distinguish IBS from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
  • Examine the clinical usefulness of “Alarm Symptoms”.
  • Select the “appropriate” workup for IBS.
  • Select the best treatments for IBS.
  • Demonstrate how to partner with your patient.

Diverticular Diseases

  • Cite risk factors in developing diverticular diseases.
  • Explore the controversy surrounding antibiotic use in uncomplicated diverticulitis.
  • Illustrate the various treatment modalities for bleeding diverticuli.
  • Identify new surgical paradigms.

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut.  Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Pancreatitis Review, Case Based GI Pharmacology Review– A fun way to review what we have learned – (2.5hr)

Date: Friday, 3/18/2022

Lunch on your own
Check-in: 2:15 PM
Educational Session: 2:30 PM – 5:15 PM

At the conclusion of this program, the participant will be able to:

Pancreatitis Review:

  • Recognize the multiple etiologies of acute pancreatitis.
  • Recognize the complications of acute pancreatitis.
  • Differentiate benign from malignant pancreatic cysts.
  • Discuss treatment strategies for chronic  pancreatitis.

Cased Based GI Pharmacology Review:

  • Review the indications, risks, benefits and alternatives of medications used to treat:  Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Ulcers,  H pylori,  Gastroparesis,  Irritable Bowel Syndrome,   Inflammatory Bowel Disease,  C difficile (Clostridoides),  Constipation,  and Select liver diseases.

Expert Speaker

Peter Buch, M.D., AGAF

Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine , Coordinator for Internal Medicine Sub-specialties UNECOM/Eastern CT Health Network, Digestive Health Specialists of Eastern Connecticut.  Disclosure: Dr. Buch has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.

Itinerary

Day Date Port Arrive Depart
1 13 March 2022 Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale 5:00 PM
2 14 March 2022 Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
3 15 March 2022 At Sea Cruising
4 16 March 2022 Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
5 17 March 2022 Amber Cove, Dominican Republic 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
6 18 March 2022 At Sea Cruising
7 19 March 2022 Key West, FL 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
8 20 March 2022 Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale 7:00 AM

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About The Ship

Launched in 2018, Nieuw Statendam is”setting a new standard for 21st-century elegance”. The second of Holland America’s Pinnacle-class ships, your on board adventure will include delicious dining options, world class entertainment and endless activities. All of this while you cruise to beautiful ports of call in the Eastern Caribbean.